These 5 moms work through all their pregnancies.
Being pregnant needs to be considered a full-time position! There are tons of jobs a mother-to-be needs to do and she won't even get paid for it. Yet, you still have to work to take the dollars home. While we try to find a solution for that problem, I wanted to give you an article about being a workaholic and a pregnant woman.
This is no myth: professional and mom lives. Do you want to know something great? Many women have succeeded in it! It’s so pleasurable to find stories like this all over the world. I want to give you some testimonies that will offer you solutions and tips for being a mom-to-be and a full-time worker.
I took these testimonies from What To Expect wonderful forum. I highly recommend you to check it out for other points of view.
J worked until her baby was about to pop out.
The mothers that work, work, and work are the bomb.com. They don’t take free days off and they just call in sick when the baby is about to be born. Take J’s case, for example: “I worked up until the day DD was born. Literally called in sick that day! Lol! A lot of people thought I was crazy!”
J is a Veterinary Tech and the only moments she took for herself were the ones when she felt quite dizzy and nauseous: “Early on it was hard. Nauseous and dizzy quite a bit. I'm a veterinary tech so on my feet all day. When I got dizzy I sat down. I walked around with a pocket full of crackers. I went to bed super early like 8:00 because naps were not an option! After 12 wks it got easier. Dizzy spells stopped and ms decreased. Fatigue got better.”
In resume, you can balance being a workaholic and a pregnant woman.
T and K slept tons during her lunch breaks.
T was pregnant with twins, but that didn’t stop her from working and managing her pregnancy like a hero: "I was pregnant with twins and taking Promethazine, the Regalin didn't work for me but it does for most women. At about 14-16 weeks you should start to feel better. Try to get 10-12 hours of sleep a night and rest on your lunch breaks. The mood swings will fade soon once your hormone levels level off. By 16 weeks you will feel a lot better.”
K did the same too! And it worked wonders for her and her baby: “I just delivered January 10th, and I worked until December 23rd. My only advice? Sleep! I used to sleep in my car on my lunch break.”
L and C craved snacks while she was at work.
Some pregnant women create a magical formula of sleeping and snacking during their lunch break. Others just enjoy having tons of snacks and just a little bit of sleep, and this was L’s case: “I was throwing up 3-4 times a day while at work, and could not think of much else. try wearing snacking at your desk on crackers and fruit every 2 hours. The sickness is worse when you haven't eaten. Stay away from smells. I had to tell my coworkers at months pregnant because I couldn't handle it at work through my plan was to wait until the 1st trimester was over to tell people. That way they knew why I needed them to smoke outside and not wear perfume around me. I also tried sleeping on my break to gain strength.”
C discovered that the only way to fight morning sickness was by eating as healthy as she could: “This is one of hardest things to get over in early pregnancy, the tiredness, hunger, morning sickness. But the best way to combat it is to eat healthily and often. That doesn't mean m and m's all day lol, it means fruits, vegetables, and proteins several times a day. learn how to be a ‘grazer’."
So, in a few words: try to keep your belly full but not too much. Moreover, always go for the healthier options, remember this time you also have to consider the eating habits of your baby.
I consider these testimonies are vital opinions if you want to be a full-time working mom through your pregnancy. Always remember to follow your physician instructions and recommendations first.